NYU professor is criticized for claiming black and Latino voters who supported Trump have ‘multiracial whiteness’ and that it was ‘unsettling’ so many voted for him

An NYU professor has been slammed for claiming in a Washington Post op-ed that black and Hispanic voters supported Trump because of something called ‘multiracial whiteness’ which separates them from their own race.

Cristina Beltran – who describes herself using the gender neutral term ‘Latinx’ – wrote last week that it was a surprise to see Latino and black faces among the MAGA mob that stormed the Capitol, and that it was also ‘unsettling’ that ‘a quarter to a third of Latino voters voted to re-elect Trump’.

She rationalized their preference for him with the idea of ‘multiracial whiteness’ which is the idea that white is more than a race or racial identity.

‘What are we to make Latino voters inspired by Trump? And what are we to make of unmistakably White mob violence that also includes non-White participants?

‘I call this phenomenon multiracial whiteness — the promise that they, too, can lay claim to the politics of aggression, exclusion and domination,’ she wrote.

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Source: Daily Mail